The journal to which you are going to submit your article may have specific requirements for the formatting of the text. Below you can find a list of services to help you to select a suitable journal for your article, as well as guidance on formatting the text, citation styling, compiling a reference list and more.

Choosing a Journal

Find the journals that publish researches results in your research area and check their impact indicators:

Scimago Journal & Country Rank

The ranking of the journals which provides a backset of bibliometric indicators based on the information sources of Scopus database (Elsevier). It  offers an opportunity to evaluate the performance of a scientific journal.

Journal Citation Reports

Journal ranking system, based on the Impact-factor, published annually by Clarivate on the Web of Science platform (accessible only within the local network of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute).

Find open access journals in your research area on the Directory of the Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

Journals of Igor Sikorsky KPI

Structure of a scientific article

he most popular structure of a scientific article is based on the IMRAD principle

Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion – international format of scientific articles

Each article has a distinct structure:

  • Title
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results And
  • Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • References

Title – cclearly outlines the main objective of the article, beggining with the research subject and capturing the reader’s attention.

Abstractconcisely reflects the contents of the article, including the research goals, main aspects, methods, and results. It should be highly informative and somewhat provocative to capture a reader’s interest.

Keywordsthe list of primary terms in the article.

Introduction (І) – outlining the key problem and hypotheses. The Introduction should address the question: What is already known about the research subject? What do we know? What will we consider in this specific article?

Methods (М) – description of specific methods and materials used in the research process, description of all factors that influenced the obtained results.

Results (R) – a key section of an article, presenting specific theses and arguments. It is appropriate to include tables and figures in this section.

Discussion (D) – providing answers to the following questions: Was the research objective achieved? What is the significance of the results? Could the results have practical applications? Which questions remain unanswered?

Conclusions – answers to the questions: Did you achieve the aim of the research? What is the significance of the results? Could the results have practical application? Which questions left without answers?

The scientific article is concluded with a list of all the  sources used.

Compiling a reference lists

International citation styles and referencing in scientific papers: methodological recommendations (in Ukrainian).

Examples of reference lists of the sources used based on DSTU 8302:2015 (in Ukrainian).

Examples of reference lists of the sources used based on the international IEEE Citation Style (in Ukrainian).

Examples of reference lists based on the international APA Citation Style (in Ukrainian).

Examples of reference lists based on the international Vancouver Citation Style (in Ukrainian).

Author identifier

By adding an identifier such as ORCID, a scientific paper is securely and unambiguously associated with a specific researcher.

Guidelines for registering a researcher profile in ORCID (in Ukrainian)

ORCID is an open and non-commercial project aimed at creation and supporting a registry of unique researcher identifiers. It provides a transparent and comprehensive way to represent the results of research and scientific activity. ORCID allows for the following:

  • Correct identification of a researcher 
  • Establishing  connections with other unique author identifiers such as Scopus AuthorID  and ResearcherID, among others
  • Safe and accurate linking of information about researchers with their complete, precise, and up-to-date scientific achievements.

Guidelines for creating ResearcherID on PUBLONS.

Instructions for creating an author profile ResearcherID on PUBLONS.

ResearcherID is an international system for the personal identification of authors of scientific publications. It is used to identify authors in international databases, particularly in Web of Science. ResearcherID allows for the following:

  • Creating a researcher profile and including different variations of name spelling in Latin characters
  • Compiling a list of own publications,including those indexed in the Web of Science databases and those not indexed
  • identifying individual scientometric indicators such as the citation index and Hirsch index)
  • associating a researcher profile with their ORCID.


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